Pepper Fest is a three-day celebration that honors the North Hudson, Wisconsin community’s Italian heritage with homemade Italian food, a beer garden, live entertainment, contests, rides, a parade, a queen coronation and more!




All ages can enjoy events over the three-day weekend. Each day has a variety of contests, family friendly events and ends with live entertainment.

Get Your Event Button

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A 2020 Pepper Fest Button is required for entry for those ages 12 and older. Buttons are $5 at the gate or $4 if purchased prior to the Festival.



The Pepper Fest Royalty attends over 50 parades and public appearances during their reign. Find out where you can see them at their next event.


Pepper Fest is all about giving back to the community while also creating a memorable and fun three-day event. Proceeds from the volunteer-run, non-profit festival are donated to local youth, school, community and service organizations each year. On average, over $20,000 is given back to the community each year.

Pepper Fest News

North Hudson Pepper Festival is expanding Pepper Fest Park!

North Hudson Pepper Festival, Inc. has purchased the home and land previously owned by Janice Iverson which is adjacent to the North Hudson Pepper Fest Park (directly east) with the goal to develop a new community center as well as expand and upgrade the existing park.



Pepper Fest Hours

Friday: 5:00pm - Midnight

Saturday: Noon - Midnight

Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm